The Labour Party’s poll position has surged to a new high since the start of the election campaign, according to the polls conducted by Opinium and ORB.
With 32%, Labour is out-polling it’s performance in the 2015 General Election, when under Ed Miliband, it got 30.4%.
The bad news for Labour however, is that the Conservatives are still heavily in the lead, with Theresa May’s Tory Party polling at 47% in the same poll – this would still provide a considerable majority.
The collapse of UKIP is attributed to the rise, as they are now polling at 5% in the same poll.
Labour will be hoping for a strong performance not only by themselves, naturally, but by the Liberal Democrats, who could gain many Tory seats which voted Remain in the E.U referendum.
A surge in student voters, whom heavily vote Labour, might make certain polls inaccurate as if most of them vote, a whole new demographic would have emerged that traditionally wouldn’t be targeted by pollsters. As mentioned in our previous article, 9/10 of students have registered already, which is a start, but they must also go out and actually vote too.
With very interesting figures continuously emerging, it’ll make election day even more tense and exciting.
by Berk Bektas
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